Monday, April 30, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
With #70 I really started to push the limits of my creativity. I moved out of my traditional style and started exploring other options. It was exciting and liberating in many ways that like cubist was the precursor for many art movements. Here, I realized you need to break your personal limitations, the ones you randomly set up, to get to a better place. We often put restraints on our creativity. I am sure there are many reasons for this, but at times to get past a block to push to the next level of thinking we need to lay aside our assumptions–our safety net. We need to step into the unknown and get uncomfortable.
This is also one of the first ones that sold.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I thought it would be best to show all three of theses at once.
One of the things I love most about this exercise is the exploration of options. It forces you to look for different ways of drawing the same thing. You take a theme and push it in different directions. I had drawn an elephant robot earlier and thought I was done. As I continued the process of exploring, I realized there were different options. I particularly enjoyed the idea of the trunk being a vacuum and the different places that took me with the robot.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Continuing with aquatic elephants is the Mantaphant, a manta ray elephant. I loved how the ears transformed into the fins of the manta ray.
I also continually find it interesting how one idea naturally leads to another. I created the Whale elephant which inspired this creation.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
How many tusks can an elephant have has ben something I have been playing with to varying degrees with this creative challenge. This is taking various ideas from the Triceratops and Styracosaurus and mixing it with the elephant.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
This is another play with the proportions and a variation of the head in a jar, without the jar. Basically this guy is all about thinking.
Friday, April 6, 2018
This is another one I was pleased with. What is the Elephant was 2-dimensional, ribbon like. It is just a fun idea.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The octopus is just cool. Norman Rockwell is attributed as saying “If the illustration is not working put a dog in it. If it still isn't working put a bandage on the dogs paw.” I would maintain that if any art work is not working put an octopus in it and then you won't even need a bandage. This works for logos and graphic design as well.